David B. Wolfson

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BACKGROUND Dementia shortens life expectancy; estimates of median survival after the onset of dementia have ranged from 5 to 9.3 years. Previous studies of people with existing dementia, however, may have underestimated the deleterious effects of dementia on survival by failing to consider persons with rapidly progressive illness who died before they could(More)
Optical label swapping of 10-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) labels attached to 40-Gb/s return-to-zero payloads is demonstrated using payload envelope detection (PED) circuits based on 40-Gb/s clock recovery with nanosecond locking time. The circuits generate a digital envelope signal representing the payload location without having to process the 40-Gb/s(More)
There is a well-recognized association between dysontogenetic tumors of the spinal cord (including teratomas and enterogenous cysts) and dysraphic congenital spinal malformations. The authors present a case of an adult with an intramedullary mature teratoma (IMMT) at the level of C1-2 of the cord associated with dysraphic congenital spinal malformations.(More)
Papillary thyroid carcinoma with metastasis to the frontal skull is extremely rare. We report a case of unsuspected papillary thyroid carcinoma with frontal skull metastasis. The patient was a 62-year-old African American woman with presentation of a 4-cm firm, painless, immobile, ill-defined mass at the right forehead. Ultrasound and computer tonography(More)
In many medical experiments, data are collected across time, over a number of similar trials, or over a number of experimental units. As is the case of neuron spike train studies, these data may be in the form of counts of events per unit of time. These counts may be correlated within each trial. It is often of interest to know if the introduction of an(More)
Experimental testing of orthopaedic implants requires simplifications concerning load application and activities being analyzed. This computational study investigated how these simplifications affect micromotions at the bone-implant interface of an uncemented femoral knee implant. As a basis, validated in vivo loads of the stance phase of gait and a deep(More)
In a prevalent cohort study with follow-up, the incidence process is not directly observed since only the onset times of prevalent cases can be ascertained. Assessing the "stationarity" of the underlying incidence process can be important for at least three reasons, including an improvement in efficiency when estimating the survivor function. We propose,(More)
It is a widely held belief that multiple sclerosis is a disease with a long latent period that is preceded by heightened susceptibility before adolescence. There has, however, been little research focused on either the estimation of the latent period or determination of the susceptibility period. In this article, we present a critical assessment of the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of imprint cytology (IC) of breast core biopsy under ultrasound guidance and to assess the value of a rapid on-site preliminary diagnosis of breast lesions. A total of 437 breast core needle biopsies under ultrasound guidance with touch imprint cytology, histology, and final diagnosis were reviewed.(More)